street music

This painting was inspired by a black and white photo taken by Ben Shahn of a blind street musician in 1935. It's dedicated it to the street performers around the world doing their part to make the world a better place.

I had already started the painting in the fall of 2008 when I saw the Bill Moyers interview with Mark Johnson, the producer of a documentary about the power of music entitled, Playing for Change: Peace through Music.

Five video segments from the DVD:
Stand By Me

War/No More Trouble
Don't Worry
Love Rescue Me

Get the DVD and CD of Playing for Change

Be sure that the next time you pass that performer on the street playing for change, show your appreciation with a little change or a bill or two.

I'm grateful for the change that music makes in our world.

"Imagine all the people living life in peace..."



Street Music
20 X 24




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